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Our history

San Marcos Hotel is located in the Las Canteras estate, which takes its name from being an area of ??limestone that historically provided stone to the residents of Santillana del Mar and adjoining villages. This farm, located at the junction that leads to the Altamira Caves, was acquired by José Ramón De La Pinta in 1990 and in July 1991 the Hotel ** San Marcos was opened, which consisted of 19 rooms. The name of the hotel comes as an offering to the patron saint of the butchers, San Marcos, the former office of José Ramón De La Pinta, who simultaneously held both professions for several years. In 2001, Posada San Marcos was opened, a building of Cantabrian architecture with a dreamlike balcony and a majestic tower that transports the guests staying there to a medieval era. There are many guests in the depths of summer nights, when the silence allows listening to the heartbeat feel as the elves that roamed the Cantabrian forests come to whisper sweet songs. And these elves are the ones who, by allowing us to build this building in their places, sponsor the birth of the San Marcos Complex. In 2006, the magic of the Celtic druids makes the night of the summer solstice under the effects of the new moon open its colossal doors the hotel **** San Marcos, after a work of reform and expansion in record time that transformed the old building of the hotel ** San Marcos in a medieval fortress with its towers and imposing main façade of stone masonry the new hotel **** San Marcos, has 30 rooms and becomes the first hotel **** in Santillana del Mar. In 2012, the Elves of the Inn take another step and whisper to the owners' ears the need to create a relaxation area for the indefatigable travelers who rest in their rooms and they do not hesitate to incorporate a small Spa that has been growing season after season in facilities and services.


Since then, every year the magic that bewitches the Canteras estate makes the De La Pinta family improve the facilities of the complex. And so, at the opening of the new season, both old and new guests will be enveloped in a new San Marcos fantasy. But we could not finish here, in 2019, to complete the hotel offer, the San Marcos Complex opens a new castle, the Estela Altamira Apartments, located in a small watchtower, of course with its tower - the brand of the house -, as only 100 meters from Hotel **** and Posada San Marcos and in front of the Santillana Zoo that will allow all the knights and princesses to stay there to enjoy the breathtaking views while listening, at sunset, the howling of the wolves or the roar of the lions.  To be continue... Our mission The mission of the San Marcos Complex is to exceed the expectations of its clients, making their stay a "Fantasia San Marcos" with an unbeatable price-quality ratio. As José Ramón says: "We are a family business, our leitmotiv is to make our clients' eyes shine, to repeat the San Marcos Fantasy and recommend it in their trust circle"